Online Ed.D.Higher Education Administration

Higher Education Administration Pathway

This track caters to education professionals looking to advance into a postsecondary teaching or administrative position, or those who seek current employment.

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Finish in as few as seven semesters.

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Complete the doctoral research requirement employing action research methodology embedded within coursework.

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Enjoy the resources of a larger university and the personal learning experience of a smaller university.

The Higher Education Administration pathway offers two focus areas

  • Higher Education Leadership
    Today’s schools and universities rely on effective, skilled leaders dedicated to maintaining excellence and inspiring innovation. At Bradley, our Ed.D. curriculum has been designed to help higher education professionals thrive in a complex global environment and prepare for the modern challenges our educational institutions face. Our program focuses on excellence with ethics, allowing you to approach challenges through the unique lens of what’s right and what’s best.
  • Community College Leadership
    According to an Inside Higher Ed article published in 2017, “For at least the past 20 years, everyone from community college advocates to trustees has been bemoaning the increasing number of open and unfilled presidencies at two-year colleges across the country.” Between currently open positions and expected retirements, community college leadership opportunities are available nationwide. Bradley’s online Ed.D. with a community college leadership focus can prepare you to fill these roles and embark on a bright future in higher education leadership.

Please note that this program is not designed for, and does not lead to, licensure or certification for a specific position or profession.